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AdventureSmith Explorations, Leader in Small-Ship Expedition Cruising, On Board for Bay Area and Los Angeles Adventure Travel Shows


TAHOE CITY, CA, JAN 5, 2011 – The future of adventure cruising will be revealed as AdventureSmith Explorations (www.AdventureSmithExplorations.com), welcomes guests to its booth at two upcoming travel shows in California.  AdventureSmith is the travel company that secures matches between adventure-seeking clients and a treasure trove of small, expedition ships. See: http://www.adventureexpo.com/default.htm

The first show in their line-up is the Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show Jan. 15-16, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara.  Shortly following is the Los Angeles Times Travel & Adventure Show Mar. 19-20, 2011.

Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show

AdventureSmith Explorations Booth Number: 924 (corner booth near the zip line)

The Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show will be held at the Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great American Pkwy., Santa Clara, CA 95054. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16. Tickets are $15 for adults. Children 16 and under may attend free. Featured presenters will be Pauline Frommer, creator of Pauline Frommer Guidebooks, and Jennifer Bagget, a travel journalist and co-author of The Lost Girls. Tickets may be purchased online – click here. For more information please see http://3bl.me/sg2k92.

Los Angeles Times Travel & Adventure Show

AdventureSmith Explorations Booth Number: 346

The Los Angeles Times Travel & Adventure Show takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center (West Hall), 1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015. This show is open to trade only from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, Mar. 19 and to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Mar. 19 and Mar. 20. Parking (West Hall parking) is $12 a day (no in-out parking). General admission is $10. Advance purchase tickets are $8. Travel agents and children 16 and under with an adult are free. More than 500 exhibitors will be promoting their destinations and tours. Highlights include trip giveaways, cultural entertainment and presentations by travel experts Rick Steves and Arthur and Pauline Frommer. For more information please see: http://events.latimes.com/travelshow/

About AdventureSmith Explorations

AdventureSmith Explorations is the global leader in small ship, adventure cruise vacations. Company founder Todd Smith helped pioneer the concept of wilderness cruising that combines the comforts of a small cruise ship with the adventure of sea kayaking, hiking and exploring remote wilderness areas ashore. The company matches guests with the top names in small ship cruising as well with intimate, boutique ships that may not make the radar of most travelers.

In moving through exotic natural environments and exploring vibrant native cultures seldom associated with more mainstream cruise itineraries, AdventureSmith Explorations dedicates its efforts to small footprint, sustainable travel and has launched a carbon free cruising initiative. Its off-the-beaten-path destinations include Alaska, Baja, Costa Rica, Belize, Ecuador and the Galapagos, Hawaii, Peru, the Arctic, Antarctica, and Australia.

The company was named by National Geographic Adventure as one of “The Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth” and is the recipient of Conde Nast Traveler’s prestigious “World Savers Award.”

Founded in 2003, AdventureSmith Explorations is based in Tahoe City, California along the northern shore of Lake Tahoe. Phone: 800-728-2875 toll-free or 530-583-1775. Email: travel@AdventureSmithExplorations.com or visit:

www.AdventureSmithExplorations.com.